Our Transition Year students visited Dublin this week to view the collections in the National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum. We set off on the bus in the morning and arrived on Dawson Street to see the huge range of artworks displayed in the collection of the National Gallery. Students critiqued paintings and sculptures by the old masters, including works by Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin and Caravaggio.
We then strolled around the corner to visit the Táin mural by Desmond Kinney, which depicts major events in the life of Cúchulainn, the hero of the epic Táín Bó Cuailnge, and whom our school is named after.
The National Museum was the next stop on our cultural tour where students saw some of Irelands greatest treasures. The Ardagh Chalice, Tara Brooch and other relics from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron age were on display. We also had the chance to get face to face with some of our ancestors from the Iron age in the Bog Bodies exhibit.
We lunched in Stephens Green shopping centre before taking a stroll in the park and making our way back to the bus for the spin home. An excellent day was had by all. Thanks to Mr. Fisher, Mr. Loughran, and our SNAs Amy and Adrienne for making the day possible.
Check out all the photos from the day in our photo gallery!